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Amon Goeth Was Charged by the Nazi’s for How He Treated Prisoners

Reading Time: 2 minutes The infamous Jewish labour camp commandant Amon Goeth, who became widely known through the Oscar winning movie Schindler’s List was charged by the NAZI’s for the way he ran the camp and how he treated the prisoners. It is commonly known that the treatment of Jews by Germans during World War 2 was disgraceful and …

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Apple Co-founder Ronald Wayne Sold His Apple Shares for $800 – Costing Him $35 Billion

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the co-founders of Apple, Ronald Wayne, made perhaps the biggest mistake of his life in 1976. In fact, it was probably one of the biggest financial blunders in history. If it isn’t the worst decision ever, it is up there among them. I can hear a lot of you now asking why? Well, …

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Jeremy Bentham’s Corpse Attended UCL Board Meeting

Reading Time: 2 minutes   This is one of those rare cases where myth and fact cross paths. Have you heard the story that Jeremy Bentham’s corpse attended UCL board meetings? As the old story goes, his corpse was collected from its display case and placed in the board meetings. It also states that he was marked as being present, …

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How Tall Was Napoleon Bonaparte? He Wasn’t Short

Reading Time: 2 minutes How tall was Napoleon Bonaparte? It’s an age old question that is steeped in mystery and myth. For the best part of two hundred years we have all thought that he was really rather short, the “little corporal” as he was affectionately known. There has been plenty of evidence and hearsay to say that he …

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Book Predicted Titanic Sinking 14 Years Before The Event

Reading Time: 2 minutes When the unsinkable Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 it shook the world, but the events of the Titanic may have been unwittingly predicted fourteen years earlier. An American author of the late 19th and early 20th century by the name of Morgan Robertson, published a book  called Futility in 1898 that had eerie similarities …

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Abraham Lincoln Had A Confederate Five Dollar Bill In His Wallet

Reading Time: 2 minutes On the night that he was assassinated in Fords Theater, Abraham Lincoln had a confederate five dollar bill in his leather wallet. This is a real oddity for a man who was leading his nation during one if its most difficult periods. Why carry a piece of currency from a belligerent foe? When United States President …

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Uncle Sam Was A Meat Packer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Uncle Sam, the national personification of the American government was actually a meat packer from Troy, New York. That’s right, the authoritative looking and some would say tough looking Uncle Sam was a meat packer, nothing more. So how did a man from such a simple background come to become such a prominent figure in American …

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How Teddy Bears Got Their Name

Reading Time: 2 minutes   When it comes to the lovable plush toy known as teddy bears, have you ever thought for a moment or two how teddy bears got their name? The favorite children’s toy of past time, the teddy bear, was named after US President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. It got the name following an incident in November …

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